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Driven to kill : vehicles as weapons

Author: John Peter Rothe
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : University of Alberta Press, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: The charge: first-degree murder. The murder weapon: a 1987 Ford Escort. A car as a murder weapon? In Driven to Kill, J. Peter Rothe unflinchingly examines the use of vehicles in cases of assault, abduction, rape, gang warfare, terrorism, suicide, and murder. What separates an everyday driver from a motorized menace? Read and find out. Yes, Rothe offers a trove of unprecedented research for sociologists,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Peter Rothe
ISBN: 9780888644879 0888644876
OCLC Number: 191856268
Description: xvii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: --
Framework for making sense of vehicle violence --
Basic assumptions --
Zones of relevance --
Stories --
Section 1: Social Context: --
Roads et cetera: --
Car culture --
Roads and highways --
Overpasses --
Parking --
Racetracks --
Street racing in cities --
In summary --
Dominating social issues: --
Social stress --
Alcohol --
Illicit drugs --
Social competition --
Unemployment and poverty --
In summary --
Symbols and messages: --
Media culture --
Movies --
Video games --
Popular literature --
News stories --
Talk back radio --
Rap music --
Internet sites --
In summary --
Corporate interests: --
Automakers and white-collar crime --
Car dealers --
Tire makers --
Insurance companies --
Trucking companies --
Speed enforcement companies --
In summary --
State-sponsored violence: --
State genocide --
Crowd management and control --
In summary --
Violence against nature: --
Wildlife poaching --
Road kill --
In summary --
Vehicle theft, robbery, and vandalism: --
Significance of auto theft as a crime --
Professional car thieves --
Situational auto theft --
Stealing vehicle parts --
Fence --
Stealing motorcycles --
Vandalism --
Torching motor vehicles --
In summary --
Roadway workers as victims of violence: --
Taxi drivers --
Racism and taxi violence --
Cabbies and fare disputes --
Cabbies and illegal activities --
Bus drivers --
Trucker violence --
Truckers and illegal drugs --
Cargo theft and smuggling --
Truckers pursuing vigilante justice --
Violence against bicycle couriers --
Parking enforcement --
In summary --
Section 2: Mediate And Intermediate Zones: --
Vengeful driving and road rage: --
Road rage --
Anger within the vehicle --
Vengeance as a form of vigilantism --
In summary --
Sexual assault: --
Sexual assault --
Sex-trade workers --
Date rape --
In summary --
Police as pursuers and victims: --
Police pursuits --
Police pursuit as reality TV --
Violence against the police --
In summary --
Hit and run: --
Incidence of hit and run --
Offenders --
In summary --
Gang violence and drive-by shootings: --
Effectiveness of drive-by shootings: --
Effectiveness of drive-bys --
Motorcycle drive-by shootings --
In summary --
Carjacking and kidnapping: --
Carjacking --
Kidnapping and trunks --
Politically motivated kidnapping --
Sexually motivated kidnapping --
In summary --
Section 3: Immediate Zone: --
Suicide: --
Vehicular suicide --
Availability of lethal method --
Inherent hazards --
Psychiatric clues --
Vehicle exhaust --
Copycat suicides --
Child suicides --
Pedestrian suicides --
Suicide ideation --
Police-assisted suicide --
In summary --
Car bombs: --
Car bombs and terrorism --
Vehicle as container bomb --
Personal agendas --
Organized crime --
Hitmen --
In summary --
Homicide: --
Types of homicide --
Bases for homicide --
Road rage and murder --
Killing as transference --
Settling the score --
Murder-suicide --
Serial killers --
In summary --
Conclusion: Recommendations for public policy --
Postscript --
Appendix: Inquiry process: --
Broad terms of reference --
Definition of violence --
Content analysis --
Case --
Web mining --
Literature search --
Review of the mass media --
Final footnote --
References list --
Index.
Other Titles: Vehicles as weapons
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